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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
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TASK FORCES
IAL SECURITY AND POVERTY
 

Mission

The CCD Financial Security and Poverty Task Force works to promote public policy aimed at increasing the financial security of all individuals with disabilities and their families. Because of the disproportionate number of people with disabilities living in poverty, our task force also advocates for public policy that impacts people living in poverty, including the disproportionate number of people of color with disabilities living in poverty.

Co-chairs

  • Cyrus Huncharek
    National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
    cyrus.huncharek@ndrn.org
    202-408-9514 phone
    202-408-9520 fax

  • Aaron Kaufman
    The Jewish Federations of North America
    Aaron.Kaufman@jewishfederations.org

  • Bethany Lilly
    The Arc of the United States
    lilly@thearc.org

  • Michael Morris
    National Disability Institute
    (202) 296-2046 (office)
    MMorris@ndi-inc.org

CCD Ad Hoc Poverty Task Force Archives

  ACTIVITIES
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force 2021 Annual Report
(January 10,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Student Loan Pause Letter
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Task Force write to urge you to extend the federal student loan payment pause and not require borrowers to resume payments on February 1, 2022. CCD’s mission is to engage in concerted advocacy for national public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance
(December 21,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Private Loan Disability Discharge Act Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Task Force write to express our strong support for the inclusion of Representative Madeleine Dean’s Private Loan Disability Discharge Act, H.R. 2498, as included in the recently House passed FY 22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). As the NDAA bill moves through Congress, we strongly urge its inclusion in the final bill.
(October 25,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Letter Opposing Work Requirements to CTC
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Task Force write to express our strong opposition to attaching work requirements as part of the effort to permanently expand the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in the reconciliation package being crafted. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(September 27,  2021) - [ OTHER ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD EITC CTC Reconciliation Letter
Dear Chairman Wyden, Ranking Member Crapo, Chairman Neal, and Ranking Member Brady: The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Task Force writes to urge Congress to permanently adopt the changes to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) that were made in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) in the upcoming reconciliation package being crafted by Congress.
(September 10,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
ABLE Age Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Task Force and allies write to urge you to include the ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S. 331/H.R. 1219) in the upcoming SECURE 2.0 legislation. The CCD Financial Security and Poverty Task Force works to promote public policy aimed at increasing the financial security of all individuals with disabilities and their families.
(September 3,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Thrifty Food Plan Thank You
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Taskforce writes to thank you for the re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan resulting in an increase in the average Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(September 3,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
The ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S.331/H.R.1219)
What is ABLE? Passed with bipartisan support by Congress in 2014, the Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) Act allows eligible people with disabilities to establish “ABLE accounts'' where they can save for qualified disability expenses without jeopardizing their public benefits. Like college savings (“529”) accounts, earnings on an ABLE account and distributions from the account for qualified disability expenses do not count as taxable income of the contributor or the eligible beneficiary.
(September 2,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Nomination Letter
The undersigned co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to nominate Bethany Lilly, co-chair of the CCD Financial Security and Poverty Task Force and CCD Social Security Task Force to serve as the representative of individuals with disabilities or groups representing them constituency on the Affordability and Student Loans Committee. Ms. Lilly, a person with a disability, works as the Senior Director of Income Policy at The Arc of the United States, but would be representing the CCD Financial Security and Poverty and Social Security Task Forces for purposes of the negotiated rule making.
(August 25,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
TPD Neg Reg Written Comments
The undersigned co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Task Force and Social Security Task Force write to thank you for beginning negotiated rulemaking committees on discharges for borrowers with a total and permanent disability under 34 CFR 674.61, 682.402, and 685.213.
(June 29,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to bring your attention to several problematic elements of the current total and permanent disability (TPD) student loan discharge process for disabled borrowers. We believe that there are many steps that the Biden Administration can take to simplify the program and better serve people with disabilities on Social Security Title II benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) with student loan debt.
(April 5,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
American Rescue Plan Thank You Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Taskforce write to thank you for many provisions in the recently passed American Rescue Plan, including the continuation of increased food assistance, stimulus checks for adult dependents, and improvements to tax credits for the lowest income people with disabilities.
(March 26,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities strongly supports the ABLE Age Adjustment Act and urges all members to cosponsor the ABLE Age Adjustment Act.
What is ABLE? Passed with bipartisan support by Congress in 2014, the Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) Act (P.L. 113-295) amended the Internal Revenue Code by creating section 529A to provide for tax-favored accounts to enable people with disabilities to save for and pay for disability-related expenses that include education, housing, transportation, employment training and support, assistive technology and personal support services, health, prevention and wellness, and financial management.
(March 25,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Letter of Support for ABLE Age 2021 - House
Dear Representative Cardenas, Representative McMorris Rodgers and Representative Chu: The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), along with allies from all 50 states across the country, are writing to express our strong support for the ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S. 331/HR 1219). CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(February 28,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Letter of Support for ABLE Age 2021 - Senate
Dear Senator Casey and Senator Moran: The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), along with allies from all 50 states across the country, are writing to express our strong support for the ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S. 331/HR 1219). CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(February 28,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
ADCA Support Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and allies write in support of your efforts to include adult dependents in stimulus payments. Many adult dependents are people with disabilities or older adults and throughout this pandemic many have been isolating to remain safe and have received no economic support since the beginning of the pandemic. We thank you for your work to make sure all dependents are treated equitably and receive the help they need during this difficult time.
(February 25,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Letter re EIPs
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Task Force write in response to the recent announcement that the Treasury Department will be doing additional outreach to non-filers who have not received their stimulus checks and to highlight issues we raised about this outreach last year.
(February 16,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Comments_FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 12 CFR Part 228 Regulation BB; Docket No. R1723 RIN 7100AF94 Community Reinvestment Act
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Federal Reserve Board’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(February 16,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD and Ally Thank You CASH Act
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Taskforce, Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Taskforce and allied organization write to thank you for introducing the CASH Act of 2020 (H.R. 9051) in the 116th Congress. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(February 4,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD DD and Financial Security Taskforce Co-chair Letter on Adult Dependents
Dear Majority Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, Minority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader McCarthy, Senator Leahy, and Representative DeLauro: The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force and Financial Security and Poverty Task Force write to strongly urge you to ensure that adult dependents be included in economic impact payments in the next COVID-19 relief bill that passes Congress.
(January 31,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Financial Security and Poverty Taskforce Co-Chair Letter Nutrition and Adult Dependents
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Taskforce writes to thank you for the beneficial nutrition provisions included in the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 passed and signed into law in the 116th Congress. We also write to express our disappointment that once again adult dependents were excluded from economic impact payments in this package.
(January 13,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Annual Report - Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
(January 8,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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